Phoolan Devi Murder Case : Rana found Guilty

phoolan-devi-660_010313105935The main accused in Phoolan Devi murder case, Sher Singh Rana convicted by a court in Delhi. The Patiala House Court has acquitted the other 11 accused.

Under the various provisions of IPC, Rana has been held guilty, including murder and attempt to murder. However, he has been acquitted from the charges of perjury, criminal conspiracy and for offences under the Arms Act. The arguments on quantum against Rana will be heard on August 12. Phoolan Devi, popularly known as “Bandit Queen”, was an Indian bandit and later a politician.

In 1996, two years after her release, Phoolan stood for election to the 11th Lok Sabha from the Mirzapur constituency in Uttar Pradesh. She contested the election as a member of the Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh Yadav. His government had withdrawn all cases against her and summarily released her from the prison. She won the election and served as an MP during the term of the 11th Lok Sabha (1996–98). She lost her seat in the 1998 election but re elected in 1999. She was the sitting member of parliament for Mirzapur when she was assassinated.

On 25 July 2001, Phoolan Devi was shot dead by three masked gunmen outside of her Delhi bungalow. She was hit five times, three shots to her head and two to her body.

Medaram Jathara

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